Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall, Horsecross, Mill Street, Perth
Preview 10am-7pm, Saturday 3 March
Exhibition 3 March-11 May
Open daily 10am-7pm
Curated by Iliyana Nedkova
How do we experience the course and pace of time - from the changes in the seasons, to the tick-tock of antique time devices or futuristic time machines. Lose your sense of time with our new group exhibition at the Threshold artspace. Rediscover more than 25 works from our permanent collection including a dozen new additions. It will take you about 2 hours in one visit or simply keep coming back for small helpings at a time!
Artists include Assikainen + Macedo + Tavakol, John Butler, Susan Collins, Lei Cox, Dalziel + Scullion, Olle Essvik, Matt Green, David Hay, Beverley Hood, Nicolas Marechal, Chou Shengfang, Prema Murthy, Dan Perjovschi, RafaÃ«l Rozendaal, Thomson + Craighead, Michael Windle, Windle + Cope, and theoneminutesjr.org
Masque - John Butler
Time is money and horror suggests this 3D visualisation of an Occult Transaction Space. A story of the Prime Contractors who map out the rules of engorgement. In their own words: “We are best in breed and first in line. We do it all. No returns, no refunds, no kidding.” The rules may be made public but are typically only fully known to the force that intends to use them. An homage to Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death and Lev Manovich’s ‘database narrative’.
Born in 1959 in Dublin, John lives and works in Glasgow. His works have been shown in various contexts including television, Internet and contemporary art galleries. Recently he has exhibited in Berlin, Utrecht, Linz and Madrid. This is his first exhibition in Perth.
Weather Gauge - Thomson+Craighead
Tune in to the live rhythm of time and space. Marvel at numerical data harvested in real time from 150 Internet weather stations around the globe including Perth, Scotland. “We were inspired by the huge global spread of information available to us today.” Thomson + Craighead. Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead started their collaborative practice in Scotland in the early 1990s and are now among the leading artists of the British new media art scene. Much of their work has paralleled the development of Internet technology, but they work also in more traditional media such as prints, drawings, and video.
Time Machines - Matt Green
Walk though the interactive gateway to activate the audio sensors and hear the tick-tock of antique time devices. From cuckoo clocks to church bells, the number of chimes is relative to the number of people in the building. Green’s time machines can also broadcast the actual year and date only to decrease or increase with each of your visits. “As a sci-fi fan I couldn’t resist but invite people to come far into the future with me. Hence the sonic references from Star Trek and The Blade Runner as well as the classic ‘vocoder’ effect of the voice.” Matt Green.
Matt Green was born in 1980 in Sheffield. He works and lives and Belfast. Green has contributed to both Lyrebird and Sparkles - some of the first Horsecross commissions of interactive soundscapes at Threshold Welcome. This is Green’s first solo exhibition in the UK.
The works featured in Time are produced by Horsecross for the Threshold artspace in partnership with all the artists; 55degrees; Perthshire Photographic Society; Golley Slater; MAP Magazine; ISIS Arts; ARC Projects; Anne Barlow; The University of Dundee; Edinburgh College of Art
Works supported by Perth and Kinross Council; Scottish Arts Council; European Cultural Foundation